Dear God, Divine Spirit of love and compassion,
Please grace us with your loving presence,
As we take a moment to remember Michael Jackson.
The world has been stunned by the loss of one so young,
We grieve that life has come to an end for this great talent.
Many fans share this time of pain and sorrow,
As well as the sadness of this shocking end to an era.
Please help those who are suffering through this loss,
We ask, especially, that you uphold his family,
That you comfort his grieving mother,
And that you embrace his children,
Who now must go on without a parent.
May they find solace, somehow, in the love flowing forth for their father.
For all those who grieve, please bring peace in knowing
that his spirit, his music, and his contribution will live on.
Dearest Creator, we pray,
Gently guide the soul of your son, Michael Jackson, back home.
Hold him close, renew him.
Enfold him in your divine grace.
May he be healed and made whole again.
He was a bright star but also led a sad life.
Please heal the hurtful parts and
those who may have been hurt in some way.
As we remember his contributions and controversies,
As we listen to his music and watch his videos,
As we hear so many recount their memories of him,
Let us be thankful for all he has given us,
And let us hope for healing for all from the darker side of fame and fortune.